Cricket Australia on Friday announced the postponement of the Test match against Afghanistan & the three ODIs against New Zealand until the 2021-22 season. The matches had originally scheduled to be conducted in the year 2020-2021 but the complexity of scheduling international matches during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the boards to further postpone the matches until 2021-2022.
CA is confident that it will figure out & find out suitable windows for postponed match within the current FTP period that concludes in 2023. Australia will now host India for four Test matches, three ODIs & three T20Is this summer & this series will surely captivate the audiences around Australia. Nick Hockley, who is Cricket Australia’s interim CEO said that they will look forward to play with Afghanistan & New Zealand in the near future.
“Cricket Australia looks forward to working with our good friends at the Afghanistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket to deliver the matches at a time when, hopefully, the restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have eased,” Hockley said in a statement.
“We all worked incredibly hard to make the series happen this summer, but the challenges around international travel and quarantine restrictions ultimately convinced all parties that the series would need to be played at a later date,” he added.
“CA looks forward to welcoming the Indian men’s team for a full schedule of matches this summer in what promises to be an incredible contest across all three formats.
“CA would also like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful partners for their understanding and support as we have navigated the complexities of hosting international sport during a pandemic to deliver a thrilling summer across men’s and women’s cricket at an international and domestic level.”
Hockley believes that Australia’s contest with India will be incredible & will garner lots of interest of audiences from all around the globe.